Listing of Mentors by State (as of  3/29/19)

A listing by state of currently approved CDE® mentors is provided below. This listing is provided to give interested individuals the opportunity to see how many mentors may be available in their state. This list will be updated as additional mentors are approved. Upon approval of an individual's mentee application, full contact information for all current mentors will be made available for pursuit of a possible partnership. If you know a CDE® who is not on this list, but who you feel would make a great mentor, please encourage the person to review the Program mentor eligibility criteria.

NCBDE wishes to thank these mentor CDEs and the other CDEs who have a mentor application under review for their commitment to diabetes education. We also thank the organizations that employ our mentor CDEs for their support of NCBDE's efforts to expand the number of CDEs available to people with diabetes.


Rachel Calendo, RN, CPNP, CDE®
Cardon Children's Medical Center/Bannerhealth (FYI: can only mentor Cardon Children's Medical Center employees)

Jeanne Fenn, RN, PNP, CDE®
University of Arizona Medical Center

Alberta Rand, MSN/Ed, RN, CDE® 
Phoenix Indian Medical Center - Diabetes Center of Excellence (FYI: can only mentor Phoenix Indian Medical Center employees)

Robin Wineinger, RD, CDE®, MEd

Carondelet Diabetes Care Centers - St. Joseph's Diabetes Care Center

Kelli Jo Yee, MS, RD, CDE®
Banner University Medical Center-Tucson


Dana U. Armstrong, RD, CDE® 
Diabetes & Nutrition Support Services

Harry Avellona, RN, MSN/Ed, CDE® 
Good Samaritan Hospital

Lou Erin Castillo, RN, CDE®

Diabetes Care Center - Shasta Regional Medical Center (Note: currently has mentee)

Mary Jean Christian, RD, CDE®
University of California, Irvine (Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: Must adhere to UCI mentee policy)

Ann Doherty, RN, CDE®
Alta Bates Summit Diabetes Center (Note: currently has mentee)

Danielle Halewijn, RD, CDE® 
PIH Health (FYI: can only mentor PIH employees)

Elizabeth T. Leong, RD, CDE®
Bay Area Diabetes and Wellness Center

Michelle Mason-Chadd, RN, CDE® 
Kaiser Permanente (FYI: can only mentor Kaiser Permanente employees)

Vicky McKay, MS, RD, CDE® 
Kaiser Permanente (FYI: can only mentor Kaiser Permanente employees)

Terrye Peterson, RN, CDE®
University of California, Irvine Health Care (Note: currently has mentee)

Martha Quintana, RN, BSN, CDE®, CPT
Diabetes Health Center 

Elaine Reynolds, RD, CDE®

Plante Endocrinology, Diabetes and Wellness (Note: currently has mentee)

Virginia Smelser, RN, CDE®
John Muir Health, Diabetes Center

Susan Smith, PhD, CDE®
Kaweah Delta Medical Foundation/Visalia Medical Clinic (Note: currently has mentee)

Jacqueline Thompson, MS, RD, CDE®
Diabetes Health Center

Lois Weiss, RN, CNS, CDE®
St. Mary's Medical Center 


Lisa Harris, MS, RD, CDE®
Poudre Valley Hospital Center for Diabetes Services AND Medical Center of the Rockies Center for Diabetes Services


Andrea Troutner, RD, LD, LDN CDE®, FAND
Providence Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Center 
(Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: Must follow Providence Hospital Volunteer Services prerequisite)

Sharon Hershey, RN, CDE®

Gulf Coast Medical Center (Note: currently has mentee) 

Deanna Howard-Gonzalez, RD, LD, CDE®
Twin Cities Hospital 

Deanna Spears, RN, CDE®

Central Florida Regional Hospital/DSME Program (Note: currently has mentee)


Allison Fox, PharmD, CDE®
Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (FYI: can only mentor VA employees)

Julie Joiner, RD, CDE®
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (Note: currently has mentee)

Heather O'Connor, RD, CDE®
Phoebe Diabetes Resource Center

Susan Ullrich, RN, MA, Ed, CDE®
Southeast Georgia Health System (Note: currently has mentee)


Sharon Ferguson, RN, CDE®
Mahaska Health Partnership

Julie Allen, MS, RD, LDN, CDE®

Riverside ellnesss Center (Note: currently has mentee)

Randi Barbon, RN, CDE®

Centegra Diabetes Center (FYI: can only mentor Centegra Health Systems employees)

Gloria Boland, BNS, RN, CDE®
Advocate Condell Medical Center

Carole Corder, MS, RD, CDE®

St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital 

Sarah Ferguson, RN, ACNS-BC, CDE®, BC-ADM
Centegra Diabetes Center AND Delnor Center for Diabetes Management (Note: currently has mentee)

Amy Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE®
University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center 
(Note: currently has mentee)

Catherine Geraci, RN, APN, CDE®
LaRabida Children's Hospital - Chicago Children's Diabetes Center 

Nancy Jerger, RN, RD, CDE®

University of Chicago Medicine

Beryl Larson, RN, MSN, CDE®, CNL
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Diabetes Center (Note: currently has mentee)

Colleen Miller-Owen, APN, CNP, CDE®
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group (Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: can only mentor Northwestern Medicine employees)

Deborah Redd, RN, CDE®
Illinois Valley Diabetes Center for Excellence (Note: currently has mentee)

Tavia Vital, RN, CDE®
Unity Point Health, Trinity (Note: currently has mentee)


Rose Flinchum, MS, CNS, CDE®
Indiana University Health - LaPorte Hospital

Freda Schafer, RDN, CDE®
Witham Endocrinology (FYI: can only mentor Witham Endocrinology employees)


Andrea Dohlman, RN, APRN, CDE®
University of Kansas Health Systems/Cray Diabetes Center

Patricia Hohman, APRN, CDE®
Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Amy Huelle, RD, CDE®
The University of Kansas Medical Center 


Theresa Clark, MS, RD, LD, CPT, CDE®
Diabetes Resource Center of Hopkinsville

Deborah Deck, RN, CDE®
Jennie Stuart Medical Center

Linda Mills, RN, BSN, CDE®
Baptist Health Corbin (FYI: can only mentor Baptist Regional Medical Center employees)


Jen Avis, MEd, LD, RD, CDE®
St Francis Diabetes and Nutrition Center (Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: can only mentor St Francis employees)

Jo Fleming, RN, CDE®

Milford Regional Medical Center (Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: can only mentor Miford Regional Medical Center employees) 

Caron Grupposo RN, CDE®
Milford Regional Medical Center 
(Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: can only mentor Miford Regional Medical Center employees)

Andrea Ford, BNS, RN, CDE®

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (FYI: can only mentor Shady Grove Adventist Hospital employees)

Angela Ginn-Meadow, RD, LDN, CDE®

University of Maryland Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology (Note: currently has mentee)

Eva Gonzales, RD, CDE®
Holy Cross Hospital Siver Spring

Linda Henderson, RN, CDE®

Holy Cross Hospital


Jody Coy, RN, BSN, CDE®
Mayo Practice Associates

Pamela Kay Milan, RD, MBA, CDE®

Henry Ford Health System-Outpatient Diabetes Education Program (Note: currently has mentee)

Timira Perry, RN, BSN, CDE®
Oaklawn Hospital Diabetes Education (Note: currently has mentee)

Virginia Ramsay, RN, MSN CDE®
St. Mary Mercy Hospital
(FYI: can only mentor St. Mary Mercy employees)

Ericka Ridgeway, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDE®
St Joseph Mercy Oakland
(FYI: can only mentor St Joseph employees)

Clisty Sturdy, RD, CDE® 

St. Joseph Mercy Center for Diabetes

Judith Zielke, RN CDE® 
McLaren Macomb Hospital 
(FYI: can only mentor McLaren Macomb employees)


Ami Faerber, BSN, RN, CCRN-k, CDE®
Mercy Hospital Jefferson (FYI: can only mentor Mercy Hospital employees) 

Mary Lawrence, Rn, MSN, CDE®

Mercy Hospital-St Louis

Ruth Mencl, RN, MN, CDE®, CPT
St Lukes East Hospital Diabetes Center 

Vicky Taylor, RN, BSN, CDE®
St. Lukes Hospital 


Patricia Stuart, BS, MPH, MS, CDE®
KeyHabits, LLC (Note: currently has mentee)


Timothy Daly, PharmD, CDE®
Mission Hospital's Diabetes & Health Education Center

Sara Foreman, RD, LDN, CDE®
Albemarle Regional Health Services

Kimberly Freeman, RN, CDE®, CIC, CTTS

Mission Hospital-McDowell

Karen Hoerner, RN, CDE®, MSN, FNP
Mission Hospital Diabetes Education Center

Wanda B. Honeycutt, RN, CDE®
Rowan Regional Medical Center Diabetes & Nutrition Center

Susan Houston, RN, CDE®, CHC
Vidant Employee Wellness

Brenda Lillard, RN, LDN, CDE®
Jackson County Dept of Public Health (Note: currently has mentee)


Karen Adams, APRN, FNP-BC, MSN, CDE®
KLA Diabetes Care PLLC (Note: currently has mentee)

Shawna Bedard, MS, RD, LD, CDE®

Concord Hospital 

Lucy Gordon, RN, CDE®
Littleton Regional Healthcare 
(Note: currently has mentee)

Jane Hackett, RD, MA, LD, CDE®
Exeter Hospital Healthreach Diabetes, Endocrine, & Nutrition Center (FYI: can only mentor Exeter Hospital employees)


Lois Gerst, RN, BSN, CDE®
Virtua Center for Nutrition & Diabetes Care (FYI: can only mentor Virtua employees or those who have applied for official internship)

Meaghan Kim, RN, CDE®
AtlantiCare (FYI: can only mentor AtlantiCare employees)

Robin Stout, RN, CDE®
Virtua Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Care (FYI: can only mentor Virtua Center for Nutrition and Diabates Care employees)


Bernadette Chavez, RN, CDE®
Christus St Vincent Regional Diabetes Center (Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: can only mentor a Christus St Vincent employee)

Rebecca Kiss, RN, BSN, CDE®
NMVAHCS - New Mexico Veterans Administration

Barbara Macmillan, RN, CNS, CDE®, BC-ADM
University of New Mexico Center for Diabetes Education (FYI: can only mentor University of New Mexico Hospital employees)

Linda Reineke, RD, CDE®
University of New Mexico Hospital (Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: can only mentor University of New Mexico Hospital employees)

Dee Romine, RN, RD, CDE®
Veterans Medical Center (FYI: can only mentor VA employees)

Julia Bergen, RN, MSN, CDE®

North Shore LIJ Health Systems 

Rosalia Doyle, RD, CDE®
Northshore University Hospital (FYI: can only mentor Northsohore employees)

Alefiya Faizullabhoy, MS, RD, CDE®, CDN
Northwell Division of Endocrinology (FYI: can only mentor Northwell employees)

Marie Frazzitta, NP, DNP, CDE®
Northshore Center - Diabetes in Pregnancy

Debra Gates, DNP, NPC, CDE®
Rochester Regional Health @ Clifton (FYI: can only mentor Rochester employees)

Ann Marie Hasse, RN, BSN, CDE®, CPT
North Shore University Hospital (Note: currently has mentee)

Nancy Jones, BSN, RN, CDE®
Albany Medical Center Division of Pediatric Endocrinology (Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: can only mentor Albany Medical Center employees)

Chukwuma Madu, PharmD, CDE®
XtraCare Pharmacy/Freeport Medical Supply

Susan Rioux, MS, RN, CNS, CDE®
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Gail Serino, RN, BSN, CDE®

Syracuse Veterans Administration

Laura Smith, RN, CDE®

Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Lourdes Diabetes Center (FYI: mentees must sign up as a hospital volunteer and meet volunteer requirements)

Rhonda Solomon, RD, MSN, BC-ADM, CDE®, FNP-BC
Finger Lakes Health

Amanda Tourtellotte, RDN, CDN, CDE®

Finger Lakes Health Diabetes Care Center


Elizabeth Downey, RN, CDE®
Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

Mary Julius, RD, LD, CDE®
Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC (FYI: can only mentor VA employees)

Tamara Lincoln, CNP, CDE®
Community Health Care

Chyrsa Nasca Kirsch, RN, CDE®
Cleveland Clinic - Euclid Hospital (Note: currently has mentee)

Catherine Rosenthal, RN, CDE®
Summa Health (Note: currently has mentee)

Jane Scott, RN, FNP-BC, CDE®
Diabetes Education Learning Center, LLC (Note: currently has mentee)



Joni Beck, PharmD, CDE®, BC-ADM
OUHSC - College of Medicine OU Children's Diabetes Center (Note: currently has mentee)

Kimberly Crosby, PharmD, CDE®
University of Oklahoma Family Medicine/Bedlam Clinic (FYI: only mentees with prior approval will be accepted)

Dana Tilford, RD, CDE®
University of Central Oklahoma (Note: currently has mentee)


Victoria Stave, RD, CDE®
PeaceHealth Medical Group - DTMS


Janice Albert, RN, CDE®
Conemaugh Diabetes Institute (FYI: can only mentor Conemaugh employees)

Susan Hobbins, RN, BSN, CDE® 
Joslin Diabetes Institute

Amanda Hoffman, RD, LDN, CDE®
Conemaugh Diabetes Institute (Note: currently has mentee)

Patricia Johnson, RN, BSN, CDE®

University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute/PRIDE

Denise Kissell, RN CDE®
Alle-Kiski Medical Associates Family Practice

Karen Leone-Pritts, RD, CDE®
Mononagahela Valley Hospital, Inc. 

Barbara O'Connor, RN, CDE®
Phoenixville Hospital

Tammi Payne, RD, MSN, CDE®
UPMC Bedford

Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE®
Integrated dciabetes Services, LLC

Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE®
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (FYI: can only mentor a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee)

Ashley Staruch, RD, LDN, CDE® 
Conemaugh Diabetes Institute (FYI: can only mentor a Conemaugh employee)


Minnie Cleveland. RN, CDE®
Palmetto Health Richland

Anita Longan, RD, LD, CDE®, BC-ADM
HopeHealth Diabetes Center

Pamela  Mazza, MSN, APRN, CDE®, BC-ADM
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center


Susan Barnes, RN, CDE®
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital


Carol Carter, RD, CDE®
Wellmont Diabetes Treatment Center

LaTonya Ivy, RN, MSN, BC-ADM, CDE®
Methodist LeBonheur Outpatient Center (Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: can only mentor a Methodist LeBonheur employee)

Sherry Ivy, APN, CNS, CDE®
LeBonheur Children's Hospital 

Kristy A. Merritt, RN, BSN, CDE®
Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare (Note: currently has mentee)

Nancy Schenk, RD, CDE®
Endocrinology Consultants of East Tennessee
(Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: can only mentor Endorcinology Consultants employees)

Judy Gantt, RN, MSN, CNS, CDE® 

Seton Diabetes Education Center

Christine Goodson, RD, LD, CDE® 
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital (FYI: can only mentor Memorial Hermann employees)

Janice Hertz, RN CDE® 
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Mary Beth Pawlak, RN, CDE®
Memorial Hermann - The Woodlands 
(Note: currently has mentee) (FYI: can only mentor Memorial Hermann employees)


Marylou Anderson, MS, RD, CD, CDE®
St. Joseph Medical Center (Note: currently has mentee)

Heather Denis, RD, CPT, HCA, CDE®
Harrison Medical Center (Note: currently has mentee)

Kathryn Dissing, RN, CDE®
Jamestown Family Health Clinic (Note: currently has mentee)

Jennifer Helms, RD, CDE®
Kennewick General Hospital Diabetes & Nutrition Education

Jennifer Newell, RN, MHA, CDE®
Auburn Regional Medical Center


Stacy Getten, RD, MS, CDE®
Marshfield Clinic (Note: currently has mentee)

Patti Hafeman, RN, CDE®
Aspirus Wausau Hospital


Alice Lockman, FNP, BC, CDE®
Montgomery General Hospital

Anise Nash, RN, FNP-BC, MSN, CDE®
Bruce S. Chertow Diabetes Center


Dian True, RN, CDE®
Billings Clinic - Cody

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